Crosswinds Tagaytay - Swiss Charm with a Filipino Twist

Imagine stepping into a scene straight out of a Swiss storybook, where the air is crisp, the pines tower majestically, and the architecture transports you to a quaint village in the Alps. This isn't a European dream; it's Crosswinds Tagaytay, a 100-hectare haven that's just a road trip away from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila.

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(Note: If reading isn't your preference, feel free to skip ahead and watch the full video below, located near the end of the article or on 👉YouTube). However, if you're looking for more detailed information and some travel tips for Crosswinds Tagaytay continue reading.)

Gone are the days when the gates of Crosswinds swung open at no cost. They've introduced an entrance fee, but it's not without its perks. At first, we were all taken aback when we learned about the new entrance fee. My elder sister was particularly shocked, exclaiming, “Oh no, that’s ridiculous! ₱1,000 for the entire van?” It was a stark change from the past when entry was free. The idea of paying ₱1,000 seemed absurd to us. However, once we discovered that ₱800 of the fee was consumable, we found the deal more reasonable and consented. Yes, folks, for our little van to roll through this alpine-inspired sanctuary, we shelled out ₱1,000, with ₱800 redeemable at their culinary havens. A fair trade, I'd say, for a slice of luxury living.

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Developed by Brittany Corp., the luxury arm of Vista Land & Lifescapes Inc., Crosswinds is not just a destination; it's an experience. Surrounded by over thousands of pine trees whispering tales of serenity, it's easy to forget you're in the tropics and not tucked away in a Swiss canton.

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As we arrived at  Laussane at Crosswinds, we were greeted by a sprawling area filled with a variety of restaurants, each vying for our attention with  their unique ambiance and tempting menus. 

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Dear Joe, the country's first letter-writing cafe, with its cozy interiors and diverse menu. From pizzas and pastas to refreshing fruit smoothies, Dear Joe caters to every craving.
 
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Next, is the whimsical world of Windmill at Lausanne. Nestled within a Christmas Village setting, this restaurant serves Swiss-inspired cuisine, transporting you to a charming European winter wonderland.

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For those seeking a taste of Japan, Cafe Yama beckons. This restaurant boasts stunning views alongside delectable ramen dishes, making it a perfect spot to savor a flavorful meal.

Although we didn't have the chance to indulge in any of the delectable offerings, we couldn't resist taking a leisurely stroll around the area, taking in the sights and sounds of this bustling foodie haven.

But our adventure didn't end there. We hopped back into our car and made our way to Napa at Crosswinds, located on the other side of the area. And boy, were we in for a treat! The panoramic view of the surrounding landscape was simply breathtaking, making it the perfect spot for a snack.

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However, it's worth noting that the prices at all the restaurants here are known to be on the higher side. But  the experience is well worth the splurge. So if you're looking for a memorable dining experience, Crosswinds is definitely worth a visit.

Ultimately, we settled on Napa at Crosswinds for a snack. The view? Breathtaking. The prices? A tad steep. But then again, you're paying for an experience that transcends the ordinary. Every restaurant here is a reminder that in Crosswinds, indulgence is part of the package.

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Crosswinds isn't just about the food. It's about the ambiance, the fresh air, and the Swiss chalet-style homes that dot the landscape. These residences are a blend of rustic elegance and European sophistication, offering a lifestyle that's both laid-back and luxurious.

Crosswinds Tagaytay is a testament to the art of living well. Yes, the entrance fee is a new addition, but it's a small price to pay for the tranquility and beauty on offer. Explore delectable cuisine, breathtaking views, and a touch of Europe in the Philippines.

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Heart Eye Cute Rabbit Dacing Emoticons Here are some travel tips for Crosswinds Tagaytay:

 * Entrance fee: Be mindful of the entrance fee, which is now ₱1,000 for vans and regular vehicles, but you get a ₱800 consumable voucher to use at any of their restaurants. While bicycles, motorcycles, and big bikes have a ₱500 entrance fee, and consumable is ₱400 .

 * Pricey: While Crosswinds Tagaytay offers a variety of restaurants, prices may be generally higher than other Tagaytay establishments.

 * Weather: Tagaytay is known for its cool climate, so bring a light jacket or sweater, especially at night.  The rainy season is typically from June to September, so pack an umbrella or raincoat if you're visiting during this time.

* Capture the Scenery: Don't forget your camera to take Instagrammable shots of the Windmill, the Trone Giant, and the Lucent Stone Pillars¹.

* Transportation: Crosswinds Tagaytay is easily accessible by car. If you're coming from Manila, you can take the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and exit at Laguna Technopark. From there, follow the signs to Tagaytay. You can also avail of shuttle services offered by some hotels or travel agencies.

 * Activities: There are plenty of activities to enjoy at Crosswinds Tagaytay, such as sightseeing, dining, and relaxation. Take a stroll around the picturesque Swiss-inspired buildings, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants, or simply relax and take in the cool mountain air.

 * Accommodation: If you're planning to stay overnight, there are several hotels and resorts located within Crosswinds Tagaytay. Consider staying at the Swiss-inspired luxury properties like the Alpine Villas for a unique experience¹.

 * Bring cash: While some establishments accept cashless transactions, it's always a good idea to bring some cash for smaller purchases or in case some stores don't have credit card facilities.

Remember to check for any travel advisories or restrictions before your trip, and most importantly, enjoy your stay at Crosswinds Tagaytay. So pack your bags (and your appetite), and prepare for an alpine adventure that's uniquely Filipino! 

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Disclaimer: Hey there, lovely reader! While I'm dishing out words here, remember that I'm no all-knowing oracle. Nope, just a curious soul with a keyboard and a penchant for sharing thoughts and experiences. So, take my article with a pinch of salt (or a sprinkle of fairy dust, if you prefer). If something resonates, awesome! If not, well, let's chalk it up to the delightful messiness of life. This content is for informational purposes only and should not be considered as professional advice.

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